Pont du Gard

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Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard BLS.jpg
Coordinates 43°56′50″N 04°32′08″E / 43.94722°N 4.53556°E / 43.94722; 4.53556Coordinates: 43°56′50″N 04°32′08″E / 43.94722°N 4.53556°E / 43.94722; 4.53556
Carries Roman aqueduct o Nîmes
Crosses Gardon River
Locale Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard, Fraunce
Mainteened bi Public Association o Cultural Cooperation (syne 2003)
Wabsteid www.pontdugard.fr
Chairacteristics
Design Arch brig
Material Shelly limestane
Tot lenth
  • upper: 275 m (902 ft) (oreeginally: 360 m (1,180 ft))
  • mid: 242 m (794 ft)
  • law: 142 m (466 ft)
Width
  • 6.4 m (21 ft) (max)
  • 1.2 m (4 ft) (aqueduct)
Hicht
  • 48.8 m (160 ft) (tot)
  • 1.8 m (6 ft) (aqueduct)
No. o spans
  • upper: 35 (originally: 47)
  • mid: 11
  • law: 6
Piers in watter 5
History
Construction end 40-60 AD?
Construction cost 30 million sesterces (est.)
Closed 6t century?
Offeecial name Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
Teep Cultural
Criteria i, iii, iv
Designatit 1985 (9t session)
Reference no. 344
State Pairty Fraunce
Region Europe an North Americae
Designatit 1840
Reference no. PA00103291
Pont du Gard is locatit in Fraunce
Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard
Location in Fraunce
References
[1][2][3]

The Pont du Gard is an auncient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River in the sooth o Fraunce.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "EPCC du Pont du Gard". Culture-epcc.fr. 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. "Monument historique — PA00103291". Mérimée database of Monuments Historiques (in French). France: Ministère de la Culture. 1993. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. "Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.